Held at a different venue each year, Haddington Show was the 2016 choice for the fourth staging of the Scottish Limousin Grand Prix on Saturday 2nd July.
The judge Robert Aitken, of the noted Lourie herd, Methven, Perth faced a strong show of cattle, many of whom had featured in the prize lists at the Royal Highland Show some nine days earlier.
After working his way through the classes Mr Aitken tapped out the April 2013 born Rathconville Eugene daughter Ronick Intrigue as his Overall Supreme Champion.
Intrigue is out of the Ronick Shapely daughter Ronick Doreen and was brought out by Ronald Dick’s team from Mains of Throsk, Stirling.
Shown with her October 2015 born bull calf at foot, Ronick Legend by the famous Broadmeadows Cannon, the championship win followed on from Intrigue winning her class at the Highland Show.
As well as the Overall Supreme Championship other titles collected on the way included the Grand Prix Senior Champion and Overall Female Champion.
“The cow and the young bull were the two outstanding animals on the day. The cow, in particular, was recently calved with a big strong bull calf at foot.”Robert Aitken
For good measure this first time calver then went on to secure the Haddington Show Reserve Interbreed title.
Commenting on his champion and reserve Mr Aitken said: “The cow and the young bull were the two outstanding animals on the day. The cow, in particular, was recently calved with a big strong bull calf at foot. She was in nice condition without being excessive. The young bull complemented her with both being very breedy type animals.”
Reserve Overall Champion was the March 2015 born Goldies Comet son, Strawfrank Leroy, out of the Dolcorsllwyn daughter Gunnerfleet Fassuna. From Alan Campbell, Strawfrank Farm
Carstairs Junction, Lanark, Strawfrank Leroy, who stood third in a very strong class of young bulls at this year’s Highland Show, also picked up the Grandprix Overall Male and Junior Champion tickets.
A fine day for the Strawfrank herd was confirmed when Strawfrank Leona, a Goldies Comet daughter out of the Vagabond daughter Strawfrank Gail, took the Junior Female Championship and stood Reserve Junior Champion to Strawfrank Leroy.
Senior Male Champion was Woodroad James presented by the successful show team of Messrs D and S J McBeath, Lower Greenyards Farm, Bannockburn, Stirling.
Irish bred, this bull is by the Sympa son Woodroad Donald and out of the Wilodge Vantastic sired Woodroad Heather.
Standing as Reserve Senior Male Champion and brought out by A and F Thomson, Lammerview Farm
Athelstaneford, North Berwick, was Homebyres Itton, stock bull at their Lammerview herd. Itton is a Haltcliffe Eubank son out of the Homebyres Vanhee sired Homebyres Cornelia.
The Senior Female Reserve Champion spot was claimed by Messrs D and S J McBeath with their October 2013 born heifer Poolehall Iris, a Wilodge Flawless embryo daughter out of Haltcliffe Ben.
Iris was the winner of the 2015 Scottish Limousin Grand Prix at Turriff Show and was Reserve Supreme Champion and Reserve Female Champion at this year’s Highland Show.